Faculty Development Fridays

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Join OHSU colleagues every other Friday for a series of professional education opportunities, including live-streamed presentations, virtual workshops, and facilitated discussions of webinars.

Jointly presented with the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation.

All events are open to learners, postdocs, staff, and faculty.

Upcoming sessions

In lieu of a live session on this Friday, and in honor of Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery, we have put together a resource list that can be used for a day focused on education that moves you (and OHSU) further along our collective journey to be an anti-racist institution.

See the OHSU Now post detailing the OHSU paid leave policy for Juneteenth.

Watch live:

  • Wellness Resources Fair (Friday, noon - 1:30 p.m.) - The final session in OHSU's weeklong Juneteenth Sankofa Series will provide information and presentations from OHSU’s Employee Assistance Program/Spark Wellness and the Racial Trauma webpage, making the link between historical and present-day harms experienced in this country by people in Black bodies (as well as other historically marginalized groups) and then a mindfulness exercise.

Watch recorded:

  • Segregated By Design (~18 min) - "Examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy."
  • Race in Medical Education (1 hr 25 min), National Conference on Race and Ethnicity Student Webinar Series, Oct. 2018 - An introduction to the harm that is caused when using race as a biological construct.
  • OHSU Anti-racism Research Town Halls - Recordings of these events address topics such as the difficulties talking about race and how to be an active bystander. In addition to discussing what it is and how it works, the two part series on the Racial, Equity and Inclusion Center, presented by Antoinette Foster and Letisha Wyatt, addresses racism and anti-racism, and what OHSU is doing to become more of an antiracist institution.


  • 1619, Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started (~40 min.) - "Black Americans were denied access to doctors and hospitals for decades. From the shadows of this exclusion, they pushed to create the nation’s first federal health care programs."

(Note: All links below point to Bookshop, an online bookstore that supports local independent bookstores. You may also be able to order these titles directly from black-owned independent bookstores, or find them at your local library.)

You can also live stream the 49th Annual Juneteenth Oregon Celebration, produced by PDX Jazz, starting at 1 p.m. on June 19.

This list will continue to be updated with additional resources and opportunities to contribute.

New technologies and shifts towards accessibility and inclusion have the potential to bring more students with visual disabilities into the health sciences. This session is designed to provide interested learners with information about legal requirements, tools, and tips for educating and supporting learners with visual disabilities. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

The session will be led by Jennifer Gossett, M.S., Director, Office for Student Access, OHSU & Sheila Burkett-Luckey, M.A., CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Washington State Department of Services for the Blind.

  • Presentation and discussion from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Note: This session will be recorded.

Faculty Development Fridays will take a session break in late July and early August, and will return with the August 20 session.

Join OHSU colleagues to learn about and discuss structural racism in medical education.

The session will include a facilitated discussion activity led by Reem Hasan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and faculty chair for the equity and justice subcommittee of the UME curriculum committee.

Note: This session was rescheduled from its original April 23 date.

Sessions on the following topics are currently being considered/planned:

  • Sexual harassment in medical education
  • Equitable research
  • Teaching health literacy
You can express you interest in attending these future sessions by using the registration form below. Once a date has been set we will email you to you know.


Use the registration form linked to below to sign up for any upcoming session.


If you have attended any past sessions we would welcome your feedback. Please use the forms linked to below to evaluate individual sessions or the program as a whole.

Program planning and volunteer opportunities

The FDF planning committee is seeking input and volunteers. Use the form below to indicate your interest in the various topics being considered for future sessions. Additionally, you can use this form to either volunteer to assist on future sessions or to recommend colleagues who may have expertise related to a given topic.

Previous sessions

January 29: Career Coaching
Facilitator: Benjamin Hoffman, M.D.

February 12: Why We Hate Networking (and strategies to use instead to build meaningful professional connections)
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.

February 26: Moving from Associate to Full Professor
Facilitator: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

March 12: Responding to Discrimination and Harassment
Presenters: Jessica Asai, J.D.; Whitney Button, J.D.; Stephanie McClure and Karen B. Eden, Ph.D.

April 9: Improving Workplace Education in the Health Professions by Applying Cognitive Load Theory
Facilitators: Emily Hillhouse, M.A., Ph.D., and Amy Forester, M.F.A.

May 7: Trauma Informed Pedagogy
Presenters: Erin Bonura, M.D. and Holly Villamagna, M.D.

May 21: Parenting in a Pandemic
Presenters: Tracey Biebel, LCSW, Linda Schmidt, M.D., Louise Elaine Vaz, M.D., M.P.H.

June 4: Understanding and Applying OHSU's Inclusive Language Guide
Presenters: Erin Hoover Barnett and Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

May 15: Wellness and Technology
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.
Resources: Wellness and Technology webinar (NCFDD - Login required)

May 29: Leading in Uncertain Conditions
Facilitator: Brian Park, M.D., M.P.H.
Resources: The Science of Leading and Managing with Resilience in Uncertain Conditions webinar (Institute of Coaching)

June 12: Remote Collaboration
Facilitator: Jessica Walter
Resources: Creating a Collaborative Culture Through Remote Work webinar (AAMC - Login required)

June 26: Responding to Racial Bias
Facilitator: Graciela Vidal, M.S., M.A.

July 10: Virtual Voices: Sharing the Mic
Presenter: Suzanne Atkin, M.S.

July 24: Acting Against Disrespect
Facilitator: Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

August 7: Science of Effective Coaching
Facilitator: Steve Kinder, MPA
Resources: The Science of Effective Coaching webinar (Institute of Coaching)

August 21: Integrating Humanities with Sciences
Facilitator: Elizabeth Lahti, M.D.
Resources: The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches of the Same Tree webinar (AAMC - Login required)

September 4: Advancing Women into Leadership
Facilitator: Leah Reznick, M.D.

September 18: Health Professions Education Scholarship (View the recording of this session)
Facilitator: Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D.

October 2: Understanding Unconscious Bias
Facilitator: Crystal Roberts, J.D.

October 16: Converting Your Teaching and Assessment Materials into Educational Scholarship through MedEdPORTAL (View the recording of this session)
Presenters: Grace Huang, M.D., Editor-in-Chief and Sara Hunt, Managing Editor, MedEdPORTAL

October 30: Pathways for Advancing Hispanic Health
Facilitator: Susan Shugerman, M.F.A., Ed.D.

November 20: Managing and Working Remotely
Facilitator: Katy Fonner

December 4: Building Your Wellness Toolkit: Promoting Connection to Joy and Purpose
Facilitator: James B. Clements, M.D., F.A.C.P.

December 11: Supporting Black Students and Mentees
Facilitator: Marie Angele Theard, M.D.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

OHSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs and graduate students.